Predictors of the outcome of nasal surgery in terms of olfactory function

  title={Predictors of the outcome of nasal surgery in terms of olfactory function},
  author={Amir Minovi and Thomas Hummel and Ahmet Ural and Wolfgang Draf and U. Bockmuhl},
  journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology},
Nasal surgery is frequently performed. Predictors of surgical outcome in terms of chemosensory function are not clear. A total of 64 patients were included in this prospective study (41 men, 23 women; age range 22–67 years). Prior to surgery, patients received a detailed otorhinolaryngological examination including nasal endoscopy, and CT scans used to establish the Lund–Mackay score. Olfactory function was analyzed using a custom-built odor identification test which allowed separation of… CONTINUE READING

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